Microwave Update 2012 – Call For Papers
The Microwave Update 2012 program committee is calling for papers and presentations on the technical and operational aspects of microwave amateur radio communications.
Papers will be published in the conference proceedings (print and CD). Many will also be selected for presentation at the conference. The conference will take place October 18-21, 2012, in Santa Clara, California.
The deadline for proceedings paper submissions for is August 18, 2012.
The Word file format (text) is preferred for these papers.
The deadline for the presentation version of selected papers is September 15, 2012; PowerPoint (slides) file format is preferred for presentations.
Even if you will be doing a presentation at the conference, please try to make your proceedings paper submission more than just the outline slides from the presentation. We would like the published proceedings to provide full content for people who are not able to attend the conference presentations.
Detailed formatting information for authors (margins, photos, other files) is provided here:
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Please e-mail your papers, as well as questions or comments regarding the technical program, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Solicited topic areas include:
- Centimeter, millimeter, submillimeter and light wavelengths
- Antenna design, simulation, construction, measurement, application
- Microwave building blocks (LNAs, PAs, LO chains, Mixers, Synthesizers, Filters, etc)
- Transverters (single and multiband)
- Fixed station, Rover and Beacon design, packaging and operation
- Operating techniques, software and other aids
- Weak signal propagation modes and enhancements
- New or unusual emission modes (ATV, digital modulation, wide area packet networks, etc)
- Practical effects and limits of phase noise, antennas, path characteristics on various emission modes
- Microwave components (affordable and available modern commercial components; homebrewed; surplus)
- Repeaters (microwave bands and/or unusual modes like ATV, packet WAN)
- Construction techniques (SMT, wirebond, microstrip, waveguide, substrates, homebrew)
- Measurement equipment and techniques (tuning amplifiers or filters, optimizing noise figure, measuring phase noise, antenna patterns and gain; professional results on homebrew/shoestring budgets)
- CAD (preferably free or low cost) for circuit, antenna, path and system simulation and design
- Conversion of surplus microwave equipment
- Or – suggest your own topics
Submissions may range from short notes to full length technical papers, original research to hints and tips, new designs to surplus conversions, professionally engineered to hacked on a shoestring budget.
Survey papers that summarize current know-how and tutorials that help and encourage newcomers are also welcome. Some topics may be organized and presented as workshops (for example, construction and measurement techniques).
Looking forward to seeing you and your presentation at MUD 2012,
Mike Lavelle, K6ML
MUD 2012 Technical Program Chair
The Call for Papers text (everyting above) can also be downloaded as a document with the following links: